The universe seems to be sending me messages of hope lately. I'm not exactly sure what I'm hoping for - lawns that mow themselves, flowers that bite bunnies back, or a journal study on how the consumption of pie adds years to your life wouldn't be so bad, but I'm still waiting on that. Still, the world is leaving me clues.
Clue #1: There is a new movie out called "Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer". If you think that sounds stupid wait until you read the plot summary: "...third grader Judy Moody is planning the most super-duper summer vacation ever with best friends Rocky and Amy. Except that it turns out Rocky is going to circus camp to learn to tame lions, and Amy is headed off to Borneo with her mom to save a lost tribe while Judy stays home with her pesky little brother Stink...." First of all, I have a few words for Judy Moody; honey, stay close to Rocky. Boys who go to circus camp have a hard time hanging on to their friends. Also, if you secretly have a crush on him let me save you some time - he's playing for the other team. Secondly, is Amy's mom Susan Sarandon? Finally, were you in the delivery room when your brother "Stink" was born? And if so, what did he do to deserve THAT? Anyway, the point is there might be hope for my screenplay after all.
Clue #2: Andrew Weiner. Because you can't make that stuff up, and no matter what happens to me his self inflicted humiliation will always, always be worse. I had a friend throughout college whose last name was "Virgin". (true) He recently twittered a picture of himself wearing acid wash jeans and a Members Only jacket. (not true) Come to find out that wasn't the worst of it - the latest photo to leak was of him in his bedroom wearing a Klingon mask and working out to a Richard Simmons video. (also not true)
Clue #3: I lost 4 pounds this week on Weight Watchers. It's not enough to motivate me into a bikini but it'll do. So far what I like about Weight Watchers is that I'm losing weight and still eating ice cream. What I don't like is when we have to clap for people and give stickers when somebody accomplishes something. It's called getting a "Bravo", and it's very awkward. It is brought on by events such as walking your dog instead of eating a cookie. I think it's supposed to motivate you, but all it does is convince me even more that I never want a dog, but would very much enjoy a cookie. Something WW tries to promote is healthier eating so you can have MORE of it. But what I like is knowing I can have what I want and then just wait to eat again until lunch. Specifically, if given the option between a full fat yogurt with cream on the top or two NON-fat yogurts that taste like baby spit up splashed with honey, I choose option A. Every time.
Clue #4: Uhhhh...I guess it's just three clues.